Foundation Programme - Transition to Higher Education

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Foundation Programme - Transition to Higher Education
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Course Code FL100
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Limerick Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Start Date: 17th September 2018

You can apply or register for your programme of choice using one of the following methods:
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Application Date Application deadline: 10th September 2018
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Duration 1 year part-time, Monday & Thursday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

4 modules, 2 per semester.
Semester 1: September – December
Semester 2: January – May
Course Fee

Once a student has been accepted to a course of study through Flexible Learning, the fee can be paid using one of the methods outlined below:
1: Card Payment
Payment by credit/debit card is possible either in person at the Flexible Learning O...

Entry Requirements This programme is open to those aged 22 and over, who wish to enter or return to higher education.
Financial Support

Expand+Lit Student Concession Fees
Students registered on full time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at LIT at the time of registration, may be eligible for a 25% reduction on Flexible Learning programme fees and are also eligible for substantial ...


On successful completion of the programme the student will receive a Special Purpose Award (20 Credits) Certificate at Level 6.

Flexible Learning Withdrawal And Refund Policy
Students who wish to withdraw from a Flexible Learning P...

Course Content

LIT has developed a foundation level programme (called the Certificate in Transition to Higher Education) aimed at those who wish to experience third-level education and develop their skills and knowledge prior to starting a higher education pr...

Subjects Taught Content
The programme consists of four (5 credit) modules:
• Computer Applications – this module runs in Semester 1 (September – December)
• Personal Development – this module runs in Semester 1 (September – December)
• Learning and Academic Skills Development – this module runs in Semester 2 (January – May)
• Mathematics – this module runs in Semester 2 (January – May).
Assessment Method Programme delivery will include a range of lectures and tutorials; assessment will include group projects and assignments. This structure is based on providing students with the relevant study skills, IT skills and educational guidance needed in order to pursue a third-level programme.
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 061 293802

For Academic Related
Contact: Anna Murphy
Location Moylish Park, Limerick